CU 2.0 Podcast 40: The Jim Blaine Marathon

Welcome to episode 40 of the CU 2.0 Podcast. Today is all about the future of Credit Unions.

At 30 he took over as CEO of State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) in North Carolina.  That was 1979.  Come 2016 and he retired. SECU had grown to $33 billion – and it had 256 branches and 5800 employees.

That’s the Jim Blaine story and here he sits for a marathon interview, the longest in this podcast’s history. It’s worth the hour. Make time.

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CU 2.0 Podcast 39: Futurist Chris Skinner

Welcome to episode 39 of the CU 2.0 Podcast. Today is all about the future of Credit Union digital banking.

Consumers don’t want a digital bank. They want digital banking. That’s a building block belief of futurist-blogger Chris Skinner who has become a regular on the conference speaking circuit.

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CU 2.0 Podcast 38: Futurist Thomas Frey on Credit Unions Tomorrow

Welcome to episode 38 of the CU 2.0 Podcast. Today is all about the future of banking and Credit Unions.

Will your credit union be in business in 2029?

The question is not academic and it’s exactly the kind of question futurist Thomas Frey chews on. We first heard him at Co-Op’s Think ’18 (video here) and the conversation picks up where that presentation left off: what’s the future of the car business?

And know that the answer directly impacts credit unions.

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CU 2.0 Podcast 37: Cliff Rosenthal on CDFIs

Welcome to episode 37 of the CU 2.0 Podcast. Today is all about community development financial institutions.

Do you want to know about community development financial institutions? Cliff Rosenthal is the man you want to talk to.  He literally wrote the book on CDFIs and also the longstanding credit union initiative to serve the unbanked: Democratizing Finance: Origins of the Community Development Financial Institutions Movement.

Have CDFIs lived up to their potential?

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CU 2.0 Podcast 36: Millennials Talk Credit Unions

Welcome to episode 36 of the CU 2.0 Podcast. Today is all about Millenials and their thoughts on credit unions.

You want more Millennial members. You need them. Born between 1981 and 1996, Millennials are a prime age cohort for financial services – they are getting mortgages, buying cars, taking vacations. And yet many of them know squat about credit unions and do not belong to them even though in many respects credit unions line up perfectly with what Millennials want: free checking, nonprofit status, they are local businesses, and they put people and community first, not shareholders.

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